Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pray, Abstain, Fast for Liberty

The bishops of the United States are calling us to dedicate our Lenten practice of prayer and abstinence from meat to the preservation of our right to religious liberty. In addition they are asking us to fast. Below is the … Continue reading

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In the Desert of Lent Spring has Sprung

As we wait in joyful hope.

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Happy St.Patricks Day

It is unfortunate that St. Patrick’s day is in lent. But then it is a day to remember a most heroic saint. It is not a day to celebrate  and drink green beer–an abomination to my favorite deacon–or to celebrate … Continue reading

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US Bishops United Against the HSS Mandate

The US Bishops released a strong statement yesterday clarifying their stance on the HHS mandate. United for Religious FreedomA Statement of the Administrative CommitteeOf the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop. March 14, 2012  Excerpt  “Second, we wish to clarify … Continue reading

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The Contraception Mandate is Anti-Woman

Gloria Purvis makes the case against the HHS mandate. H/T Mark Shea

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The Silence of Jesus

The Pope has given us much to ponder on our desert journey. His recent catechesis focused on the importance of silence. Excerpt: This principle that without silence we neither hear nor listen nor receive the word _ applies above all … Continue reading

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In the Desert of Lent

How is your lent going? Well mine is a mixed bag. On the one hand I am going to daily Mass more often, and I have made progress on the issues that I needed to work on. But I still … Continue reading

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